Have you ever been as happy as a bird with a French fry? Well I was this last week. Please allow me to explain.
If you remember the post about a friend and her daughter then you need to know the rest of the story. A small group of her friends here got together and held a fund raiser for her daughter trying to offset a small amount of the medical bills that must be piled so high you can’t see over them. The event was a huge success and raised close to ten thousand dollars for her and her family. The Mom, a dear friend wanted to thank those on the planning committee to say thank you. I have few god given talents one is an amazing art of BS, the other is I am a fare cook. So I volunteered my meager efforts to try to help her thank her supporters by cooking a “Thank You” dinner for the committee.
So the dinner is planned menu’s written, food purchased, plated and silverware set, and flowers arranged. It had all the hallmarks of a wonderful thank you. Then the fun part!!
As many of you know my adopted sister and her husband have taken the villages by storm and they have established themselves as members of our Villages Family. Well the host of the event whose daughter was the benefactor of the event and the home host who gave up his home to this event are very close to them as well. In town for a couple of months were two of our Memphis family members who stepped up and volunteered to serve at the event. Then my adopted sister and her husband heard about the event they wanted to come and serve at the event as well as an act of love and kindness for the hosts. Well the plan was set and tickets purchased and us sworn to silence.
Now a small bit about the home hosts for this event. A couple that truly represents the way we should all strive to live in my mind. Honest to a fault, loving unconditionally, helpful and supportive at every turn. Simply put these are people we all want in your lives. A brief example of my point; as the host went back to change and prepare for the event we snuck our surprise servers into the kitchen. As he emerged from changing we surprised him with our servers. As he saw them he was moved to tears knowing the circumstances the family has been through of late with the passing of their son, to be here was truly amazing in his eyes. The scene was repeated when his partner arrived after changing as well, then a third time when the mother of the honoree arrived. A truer feeling of pure love was filling the room. I am so proud to say I was there to witness this out pouring of emotion and love.
The evening continued as the guests arrived and one by one they were surprised to see our guest servers. I think it did my adopted sister and her husband as much good to see them as it did us to see them. The meal was served the wine drank and the people thanked for all of their hard work. As the crowd left the hugs and “I Love You’s” were everywhere talk about happy!!!
And that my dear reader is Happy as a Bird with a French fry……
And in case you never seen this click the link to understand HAPPY!!!!
May once in your life you know this feeling, me I have known it many times talked about being blessed, MAN!!!!!!
The Blessed Man